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Escapist Holiday Gift Guide - Comics and Cosplay
The Escapist
Comics used to just be for the kids, but no longer. With more mature themes, better writing and illustrations, comics have become a geek paradise that even even moviemakers are latching on to. So what do you give the comic book fan on your gift list?

MCM Comic Con Birmingham: Cosplay Gallery
Bleeding Cool News
The Birmingham MCM Comic Con once again impressed on the cosplay front, with a number of cosplayers bringing with them multiple outfits for the two days. There was even a social-network organized DC versus Marvel shoot put together by cosplayer and

Telephone Time Warp
NYT > Halloween - Nov 24, 2015
Halloween trick-or-treaters were stumped by the old-fashioned phone outside the door that was part of the evening's fun.


Panto dame Chris Hayward ruffles some feathers as he prepares for Dick Whittington
He has been in the styling and costume industry for more than 20 years. Working in Theatre and TV, he has also dressed many celebrities from Michael Ball, Jason Donovan and Brian Connelly to the ever loving Christopher Biggins. “I have ideas already ...

Birmingham Mail

All your pictures from MCM Comic Con including cosplay from Harry Potter, Star ...
Birmingham Mail
That's understandable as some of the cosplay on show was genuinely outstanding. Even if you didn't post yourself in an outfit, many of you chose to show off your purchase from Comic Con. Take a look below to see all your pictures from this year's Comic ...

Southington librarian helps lead Cosplay' group specializing in helping ...
Meriden Record-Journal
Virello, a Southington resident, and Pelletier, a former Southington resident now living in Bristol, are part of a cosplay group called “The Hero Army.” Members dress up as comic book and other characters, often visiting children in the hospital ...

Daily Mail

Cosplay artist Ashley Monticello transforms into a racy version of Frozen's Elsa
Daily Mail
When it comes to children's characters, they don't get more wholesome than the all-singing, all-dancing Elsa from Frozen. But cosplay artist Ashley Monticello, 22, from New Jersey, has given the Disney heroine a rather racy new look by turning her into ... (blog)

Yale Students and Staff Are in a Huge Debate Over Offensive Halloween Costumes (blog)
Every Halloween, colleges across the country grapple with what to do when students wear offensive costumes on Halloween. This year, you could buy anything from a Caitlyn Jenner costume to a bloodied Walter Palmer costume, completely with Cecil the ...
The New Intolerance of Student ActivismThe Atlantic
Yale's Halloween Advice Stokes a Racially Charged DebateNew York Times
Yale University Students In Uproar Over Halloween CostumesThe Inquisitr
FrontPage Magazine -Business InsiderTIME
Yale’s Halloween Advice Stokes a Racially Charged Debate
NYT > Halloween - Nov 9, 2015
Racial tension escalated over whether the administration was sensitive enough to concerns about Halloween costumes that could be seen as culturally offensive.
Mourners Gather to Remember Two Victims of Halloween Crash in the Bronx
NYT > Halloween - Nov 8, 2015
Relatives and friends honored Louis Perez and his granddaughter Nyanna Aquil who were struck and killed by a car while trick-or-treating on Halloween.
Connecticut School Seeks to Expel 2 Accused of Wearing Columbine Costumes
NYT > Halloween - Nov 6, 2015
Some residents in Litchfield said the threats played on widespread fears in a town that is less than an hour from Newtown, where a school massacre took place three years ago.

“My culture is not a costume”
The Ithacan
The Halloween costume industry, and Hollywood, has exploited the profession and turned it into a highly sexualized and racially charged costume for anyone to don. Its display and marketing allow consumers to assume that geishas represent all East Asian


The Coolest, Cutest and Weirdest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2015
With a history of unique Halloween costumes that have included a Toddlers and Tiaras pageant girl, Angelyne, Elvira and Rocky Horror's Riff Raff, Fergie and Josh Duhamel are Halloween connoisseurs. This year, the couple went as Karl Lagerfeld and ...
The best celebrity Halloween costumes in 2015CNN
The Best Halloween Costumes Of 2015 Show That The Most Creative Costumes Are ...Bustle
Our Favorite 2015 Halloween Costumes from Movies TV/FILM
MassLive.comE! Online
Fatal Crash in the Bronx Unites Two Families in Grief
NYT > Halloween - Nov 2, 2015
Emergency medical workers told the police that Howard Unger, of the Bronx, may have had a seizure before his sedan drove onto a sidewalk packed with trick-or-treaters.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pet tales: Pennsylvania pets, owners love Halloween
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pets Halloween-3 This 2015 photo provided by PetSmart shows a dog in a Supergirl. PetSmart via AP. This 2015 photo provided by PetSmart shows a dog in a Supergirl costume for Halloween. The pet costume industry has come of age. Excluding pet stores ...

Halloween Costumes Get Creative from a Papal Pup to a Surfing Lobster
1. Surfers dressed in Halloween costumes surf the waves at Newport Beach, Calif. on Oct. 24, 2015 at the 11th annual Blackies Classics Longboard Association Halloween Surf day. A record number of Americans celebrate and spend on Halloween, with ...

Halloween Costume Correctness on Campus: Feel Free to Be You, but Not Me
NYT > Halloween - Oct 31, 2015
Universities and student groups are issuing recommendations about costumes, which tread a line between flattery and mockery that is not always obvious.


5 last-minute Halloween costumes for the politically inclined
Washington (CNN) If you're in need of a last-minute Halloween costume, CNN Politics has you covered with our guide to creating five politics-related costumes with minimal effort. Donald Trump and his billions. Trump billions halloween 2 mullery. People ...


Charting the Rise of the 'Sexy' Halloween Costume
For those of us who opt for costumes of the sexy variety, Halloween is the lifeblood of an estimated $2.5 billion costume industry built on our scantily-clad backs. Now before we get too far, let's pause for a moment to emphasize that we're very pro ...
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Walmart sparks outrage by selling kids Israeli Soldier Costume for Halloween ...International Business Times UK

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